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Disappointing world track championships for Great Britain

The Great Britain team will return home from the track World Championships in Cali with two golds, one silver and two bronzes, all won by women. The British men were left empty handed after failing to win a single medal on the track in Colombia. Team GB finished fourth in the medals table. They topped the table last year in Minsk with five gold, two silver and two bronze medals, indicating that other nations have raised their game, while Great Britain has back pedaled.

The success of the British women, helped deflect the poor performance by the men. Kate Archibald, Joanna Rowsell, Elinor Barker and Laura Trott beat Canada to win gold in the team pursuit. Unbeaten since 2010, the four women were seriously under threat by Canada this year. Up to the three kilometre mark Canada led the way but the British women managed to edge ahead of the Canadians in the last kilometre.

What this may result in, is a change of the management structure. Namely Brailsford stepping down as has already been hinted at and taking full control of #sky, directing all his time to the road. He didn't travel to Cali and he will probably come to the conclusion that he can't continue to split his considerable expertise, because the track require a lot of building on the way to Rio, particularly the men.
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